I Have a Mom With Mental Illness

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    Beverly is my birth mother and she gave me up for adoption when I was 2 in part because she could not deal with the reality of yet another mouth to feed. (She would eventually have 8 of us.) I went to Oklahoma for Labor Day and finally got to really pick her brain for the very...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 14, 2008

    My mum suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.

    She has done since before I was born. I love her to bits but sometimes her illness is just too much to handle. I'm now 19 years old and feel so conflicted. My mum can be incredibly manipulative, she'll lie and use emotional blackmail to get what she wants. I hate her for it...
    ceilidh241 ceilidh241
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2014

    My Mother Says Im Sick?!

    well it all started when i was 10 years old that means from 3 years ago we are 7 girls and 2 boys of course the boys in my family are gods they never move they just eat sleep and watch tv even. once i had to clean the living room when ever i take something and put it in its place...
    BloodyBerryYuki BloodyBerryYuki
    13-15, F
    Aug 19, 2012

    Looking For Support and Hoping to Learn From Others About My Mothers Mental Illness

    My parents divorced when I was young (9yrs old).  My mom was crazy with rage over the whole thing, it was a big to-do. Fast-forward to when I was 17yrs old and I knew my mom was 'different', she would have dramatic mood swings and often made illogical decisions (some of them...
    Openingup Openingup
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 28, 2008

    I Pray She'll Grow Up, But I Doubt It

    God will bless her life, that will make her happy again. I know I need a blessing. I need one fast. Another thing talk at a church and get saved again. I know I need it. Don't sit through service, just get saved.
    chicago54 chicago54
    22-25, M
    Apr 14, 2010

    My Mom Is Borderline Something?

    eh not sure what...but it  has been this way before i was born.,mom has stress and anxiety.just like anyone else.. but she can go loopy from it once in a while..and just doesnt let go...i have no idea how a person can do this??she has hullucinations etc...started...
    ElectroMagneticForce ElectroMagneticForce
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2010

    Insanity Beyond Control.

    We only have 1 mother to love and care for, though at times i ponder at her actions and words which does not make any sense. Note :My mom has not been diagnosed by a professional.Perhaps many of you would say that I'm overeacting or do not actually know how people with mental...
    Cezascious Cezascious
    18-21, F
    Jan 5, 2010

    Schizophrenic Paranoid Mama I Love

    Well my mother has been diagnosed Schizophrenic Paranoid for about hmm let me think 3 years now. I am 26 years old with two kids and a husband. I just recently about 2 months ago had to have her committed against her will because she quit taking her medicine and started...
    natnickeep natnickeep
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Sep 30, 2010

    My Mom Is a Borderline.

    She has Borderline Personality Disorder. Everyday I battle loving my mom and missing my mom against hating her for everything she's done and feeling pity for her. She divorced my dad suddenly when I was thirteen. Before that she was a wonderful mother who did just about anything...
    Agenda Agenda
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 17, 2008

    My Beautifull Mum With Schizophrenia

    My mum was diagnosed with schizophrenia before i was born, but has had relapses throughout my life which have been scary, My mum has been thru so so so much in her life, rape, abuse, leaving home when she was 16 and fending for herself from then on, and she is a strong woman and...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 23, 2012

    There'S No Reasoning With Her

    My mother has depression,OCD,anxiety anorexia although she wont admit it, among many episodes off manic highs and lows. My problem is she never listens to my feelings when she is being way out of order and cruel. She takes out her anger on the family mostly my father who is the...
    SilverSkys SilverSkys
    18-21, F
    Jul 27, 2013

    Major Depression

    My mom is the greatest woman, but she has been cursed with Major Depression.  Sometimes she gets so depressed that I am scared for her.  She has taken Prozac for as long as I can remember.  I always wish I could help her and make her better, but I know that I can't...
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 30, 2008

    I Love Her, But She Scares Me

    I'm almost 40, my mom is 71.   She was a great mom 99% percent of the time, but she had an irrational dark side that's gotten much worse since she recovered from a stroke a few years ago.    My dad dotes on her but she's forever interpreting benign things...
    Namowal Namowal
    1 Response Apr 14, 2008

    I Was Told My Mom Has Borderline Pers Disorder

    I was told my mo has borderline personality disorder. She is in complete denial. She has been a prescription drug addict for over 11 years now - off and on. She is 58 yrs old and she feels she can do nothing right, and yet she still feels like she is better than everyone else. It...
    Augsplace Augsplace
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 7, 2008

    My Mom: Abused, Addicted, Disabled, Majorly Depressed, New Widow, Just Lost Her Mom

    where do I start?  I'm not looking for sympathy, just some support.  I have learned that how we feel is how we feel, period.  We can not choose our parents.  Mine were married 39 years, but only a few were good.  My dad was mentally and physically...
    texasdaughter texasdaughter
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Apr 14, 2010

    My mom has delusions

    and hears voices. Do you have a mom like that? How do you talk to her? I just go along with her. I don't try to argue.
    softlywaking softlywaking
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 13

    Family Think Mum Has Just Gotten Ill - It's Been Going On All My Life!

    I don't really know where to start with all this. There's so much to talk about so I guess I will just start typing and see what happens. When I was growing up, my mum wasn't the worst parent in the world and I'm sure there will be people here and all over who have been through...
    RainbowFingers RainbowFingers
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 13, 2012

    Some Shunned Upon Things Are Necessary.

    Back in WWII they sterelized those with mental illness. I realize that this would mean I would of never existed but sometimes I think it would have been better for everyone. I lost my job three weeks ago, first time I have ever been fired. The past two weeks have been like hell...
    iameffystonem iameffystonem
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2011

    Mental Illness, How Do You Cope With A Mom Who You Love Most In The World

    where do I start?  I'm not looking for sympathy, just some support.  I have learned that how we feel is how we feel, period.  We can not choose our parents.  Mine were married 39 years, but only a few were good.  My dad was mentally and physically...
    texasdaughter texasdaughter
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2010

    My Mother Is Making Me Crazy

    She leaves me out of everything.  Stays behinds closed doors.  Drinks and smokes everyday.  Doesn't care for her own child.  I'm hurt and don't know what to do.  Shes lost, I always thought that your parents were supposed to help you out in hard times...
    y0ge y0ge
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2010

    My Mom, The Schizophrenic, Bipolar, Mom

    Hi. I am 13. My mom was diagnosed with schizophrenia and manic Bipolarity when I was 6. Ever since I have been living with my Sister and her husband who took me and My sister in. She gives us things we don't need, she shows up at m school even though My sister is my legal...
    gambinogirl gambinogirl
    13-15, F
    Jul 23, 2012

    I Don'T Know What'S Wrong With My Mom

    My mom has always suffered from mental illness but i've never known exactly what and I don't think she does either. I've asked her several times what it is that makes her ill, her replies varying from depression to schizophrenia (the latter definitely isn't true, she just says...
    Arusa391 Arusa391
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 18, 2013

    Crazy Train

    I never realized that my mother had a mental illness, she always had a way to manipulate people into believing what it was she was saying. For years this worked with me maybe cause I didn't want to see what was really going on. All growing up my sister and I was taught to lie for...
    tiffanysmom3301 tiffanysmom3301
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

    PTSD, Bipolar, Manic Depression, Narcalepsy... Etc.

    My mom suffers from all of those, and has all of my life.  She has been in and out of the Mental Hospital since before I was born.  Some days when I was a child she would be having an episode and be gone all day, and my dad would have to come and get my brother and I...
    jeveuxpaix jeveuxpaix
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2008

    A Mother Filled With Hate.

    Never have I experienced an individual with such an immense amount of anger and hate inside of her. My mother is manic depressive, and has been for almost 20 years. It seems that within this 20 years her case has worsened instead of getting better like it should. My whole life I...
    esavvi esavvi
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2013

    Still Searching..

    I am not sure what disorder she has; she refuses to see a doctor or seek any treatment. I believe she has BPD but it could also be Anti-Social Personality Disorder. I want to figure out what she could have so I know how to handle this. She lies all the time, has self...
    SourDream SourDream
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 12, 2010

    Jealous Paranoia

    How do you get someone to understand that they may have a problem or that the root of the problem they’re experiencing may be them and not the source they think it is? My mother has been going through a lot. She’s had a lot piled on her in the last few years. She...
    buffalobaby2016 buffalobaby2016
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2010
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